by Ohara Koson (Shoson) (1877 - 1945)
Comments - Terrific image of a cat intently watching goldfish swimming in a glass bowl, waiting for the opportunity to pounce. A small fishing net lies on the wooden surface of the table nest to a low ceramic planter filled with water, rocks, and grasses. Beautifully colored with soft shading in the water and the background, and fine detail in the cat's fur, the wood grain, and the fine reed blind hanging at right. A great design, nicely composed.
Signed - Shoson, with red "Shoson" artist's seal
Publisher - Watanabe, 7 mm seal, Heisei seal in margin, later edition from original blocks
Artist - Ohara Koson (Shoson) (1877 - 1945)
Image Size - 14 1/4" x 9 1/8" + margins as shown
Condition - Excellent overall with no issues to report.